But like I said, my husband LOVES animals. He had gotten divorced before and I think he missed the animals way more than he missed his ex. He had a dog when we first met (that he'd gotten to keep in the divorce) and his dog died before we started dating and I remember how sad he was. He now says he'd never want to go through that again, but I'm not so sure.
He seriously seems to love all animals, except possibly birds. He is always petting dogs and cats he encounters. And when we're at a friend's house with pets, he spends tons of time petting it.
Well, I thought it was funny to get these texts and photos from hubby last night while I was at yoga:
We have a house guest:
He sold me some car insurance:
Can't believe he picked him up and delivered him outside. I'm not big on touching bugs or reptiles. But I do love that my husband hates killing animals (though he does eat some meat (basically poultry and fish, rarely something beyond that)). One of the sweet things about him is that he loves shooting, but he won't go hunting with the guys in my family, simply because he'd hate hurting or killing an animal. But he'll shoot at targets all day long... He just loves animals, all kinds. It's a sweet trait of his personality.
Even if we got a lizard or ghecko as a pet, I think he'd enjoy it -- but again, I'm just not into the responsibility. And he doesn't want a reptile enough that he'd beg for it the way I'm sure he would beg for a cat or dog if I didn't have any allergies...